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Genealogy Documentary Series - Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? - British (BBC), American (TLC & NBC), Australian (SBS), Irish (RTÉ), and Canadian (CBC) - plus other countries - such as Denmark (DR1), Norway (NRK) and Sweden (SVT) - presented in their respective local languages. Genealogy documentary series - each episode traces the ancestry of a different celebrity.
Discoveries have included direct ancestor links with Early New England Settlers, Early Settlers of Canadian Provinces (pre 1867 Confederation) and European Royalty ... To see Theme List click here

In addition to covering interesting themes - the TV episodes, respective Websites (BBC, TLC, NBC, SBS, RTÉ, CBC, DR1, NRK & SVT) and Magazine(s) - also provide useful clues and information on where to look for and obtain genealogy source information - Early New England Vital Records, English Parish Records, Archives, Historical Societies, College of Arms (London) ...
Also check the Sources section of this website.

Note: - Episodes of Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC - 2004 onwards; TLC - 2013 onwards; NBC - 2010-2012; SBS - 2008 onwards; RTÉ - 2008/9; CBC - 2007/8; DR1; NRK & SVT) - can be viewed on:

  1. TV - BBC, TLC, and SBS - for certain recent episodes.
  2. Websites - BBC (viewable in the U.K. only), TLC (viewable in the U.S. only), NBC (viewable in the U.S. only), and SBS (Australia) - for certain recent episodes.
  3. YouTube website (split into 10 to 15 minute parts) - for certain episodes.
  4. DVD - for episodes of former seasons.


A few Themes from Who Do You Think You Are? episodes:

  1. Early New England Ancestry
  2. Early Canadian Ancestry (pre 1867 Confederation)
  3. Royal Ancestry

1. Early New England Ancestry


1.1 Early New England ancestors of Ashley Judd

The NBC - Who Do You Think You Are? - episode (2011) for Ashley Judd - American television and film actress - includes direct ancestor links with Early New England Settlers of Plymouth, Massachusetts (17th Century).


William Brewster - Mayflower ship 1620


William Brewster (died 1644) - emigrated to New England aboard the Mayflower ship in 1620.


1.2 Early New England ancestors of Jodie Kidd

The BBC - Who Do You Think You Are? - episode (2008) for Jodie Kidd - English television personality and fashion model - includes direct ancestor links with Early New England Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts (17th Century).


John Grant - New England 1630's


Thomas & Jane Grant and family emigrated from Rowley, Yorkshire, England - to New England (Rowley, Massachusetts) in the 1630’s.


1.3 Early New England ancestors of Richard Madeley

The BBC - Who Do You Think You Are? - episode (2011) for Richard Madeley - British television presenter and columnist - includes direct ancestor links with Early New England Settlers of Boston, Massachusetts (17th Century) - and with Early Settlers of Nova Scotia (18th Century).


William Beamsley - New England c.1632


William Beamsley (died 1658) - emigrated to New England c.1632.


1.4 Early New England ancestors of Cindy Crawford

The TLC - Who Do You Think You Are? - episode (2013) for Cindy Crawford - American model - includes direct ancestor links with Early New England Settlers (17th Century). Note: More details to be added soon !


2. Early Canadian Ancestry (pre 1867 Confederation)


2.1 Early Canadian ancestors of Richard Madeley

The BBC - Who Do You Think You Are? - episode (2011) for Richard Madeley - British television presenter and columnist - includes direct ancestor links with Early New England Settlers (17th Century) - and with Early Settlers of Nova Scotia (18th Century).


John Hicks - Nova Scotia c.1760


John Hicks and family emigrated from New England - to Nova Scotia c.1760.


3. Royal Ancestry


3.1 Royal Ancestry of Brooke Shields

The NBC - Who Do You Think You Are? - episode (2010) for Brooke Shields - American actress and model - includes direct ancestor links with Christine Marie of France (1606-1663) - who was born in the Palais du Louvre in Paris. The Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre) is housed in the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre) - a former French royal palace.

Christine Marie of France (1606-1663) - a "Gateway Ancestor" - was a direct descendant of - the House of de' Medici (Dukes in Italy); Early Kings of France, England, Scotland, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Sweden; and Holy Roman Emperors - including Charlemagne "Charles The Great" Holy Roman Emperor (748-814) ...


Christine Marie of France - Palais du Louvre


See also - Notable & Famous Descendants of European Royalty - including Brooke Shields - American actress and model.


3.2 Royal Ancestry of Sir Matthew Pinsent

The BBC - Who Do You Think You Are? - episode (2007) for Sir Matthew Pinsent - English rower and broadcaster - includes direct ancestor links with Lord William Howard (an uncle of Catherine Howard - 5th wife of Henry VIII, King of England).

Lord William Howard - a "Gateway Ancestor" - was a direct descendant of Edward I "Longshanks" King of England (died 1307) - who was a direct descendant of - Early Kings of England, Scotland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Sweden; and Holy Roman Emperors - including Charlemagne "Charles The Great" Holy Roman Emperor (748-814) ...


Edward I King of England (died 1307)


3.3 Royal Ancestry of Alexander Armstrong

The BBC - Who Do You Think You Are? - episode (2010) for Alexander Armstrong - British comedian, actor and television presenter - includes direct ancestor links with Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquess of Worcester (died 1667) - English Nobleman and Inventor.

Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquess of Worcester (died 1667) - a "Gateway Ancestor" - was a direct descendant of Edward III King of England (died 1377) - who was a Grandson of Edward I "Longshanks" King of England (died 1307) - who was a direct descendant of - Early Kings of England, Scotland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Sweden; and Holy Roman Emperors - including Charlemagne "Charles The Great" Holy Roman Emperor (748-814) ...


Edward III King of England (died 1377) & Edward Somerset 2nd Marquess of Worcester (died 1667)


3.4 Royal Ancestry of Cindy Crawford

The TLC - Who Do You Think You Are? - episode (2013) for Cindy Crawford - American model - includes direct ancestor links with European Royalty. Note: More details to be added soon !


Other Images grouped by theme

"The Family Tree" & Related Discoveries

An example of some of the clues and the "gateway ancestor" that were found on "The Family Tree" - and some of the related research discoveries.

DNA Testing for Genealogical Research

DNA test results can provide valuable Genealogical information - as a complement to traditional Genealogical Research.

Mayflower Voyage to New England - 1620

Replica of the famous Mayflower ship - that early European Pioneer Settlers of New England sailed aboard - from England to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620.

Early Voyages to New England (1600's)

Images of the type of sailing vessels used to cross the Atlantic Ocean in the 1600's.

Founders Monuments & Bridges in New England

Memorial Monuments and Bridges have been erected in memory of the Founders of various early Towns in New England.

Early Towns & Communities in North America

The early pioneer settlers built the first homesteads, schools, churches, businesses, towns, roads, bridges ...

Garrison House, Dover, New Hampshire (c. 1675)

An example of an early New England family home that was also used as a Garrison House for protection against attacks from Native American Indian tribes.

Early Settlers, Eastern Townships, Lower Canada (1790's)

An image of an early settler's home with a description of the challenges that they faced.

Notable & Famous Descendants of Early New England Settlers


Kings & Queens of Scotland

Up to 1603 when James VI Stewart, King of Scotland also became James I, King of England & Ireland.

Kings & Queens of England

Up to 1603 when James VI Stewart, King of Scotland also became James I, King of England & Ireland.

Kings of France


Kings of Italy


House of de' Medici (Dukes in Italy)


Holy Roman Emperors


Notable & Famous Descendants of European Royalty

Notable and Famous Descendants include: Duchess of Cambridge; Princess of Wales; Duke of Edinburgh; The Queen Mother; British Prime Minister; Dukes in Italy; Scientist/Naturalist; Actor and Actresses; and President of the United States ...

Royal Wedding - London, England 2011 and
British Royal Celebrations back to Queen Victoria

Royal Weddings & Anniversaries and Coronations & Jubilees.

Notable & Famous Ancestors & Cousin Links of European Royalty

Notable and Famous Ancestors & Cousin Links by Country include:
Switzerland - Lords of Grandson (Grandson Castle); de La Sarraz family (La Sarraz Castle); Counts of Gruyeres (Gruyeres Castle); Lay Abbots of St. Maurice (Abbey); Benefactor of Romainmotier (Abbey); Bishop of Lausanne (Lausanne Cathedral); House of Savoy family (Chateau de Chillon & the North-South trade route over the Grand St. Bernard Mountain Pass) ...


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